Waterfront Sustainable Transportation Plan Will Begin Public Process

By Brianna Bigelow

A group of Boston public service departments will begin collaborations to create a sustainable transportation plan for the South Boston Waterfront neighborhood.

The Boston Transportation Department, the Boston Public Works Department, Boston Convention Center, Massport, MassDOT, A Better City, and the BRA will begin their plans for Southie in May.

This project will look to prioritize access and mobility for the public transportation system throughout the waterfront area, while contributing environmental benefits. The plan will look to alleviate the pressures of recent developments on the environment. It will also aim to make the most of the recent additions to  infrastructure, including the expansion of the Silver Line and other waterfront transportation systems.

The Southie waterfront has changed vastly in the past few years, and this new plan is looking to enhance many of these changes.

The groups involved in the planned have stated that community involvement is key to the success of this project. The planning process will begin with a pubic community meeting on May 7th, 2014 at 6:00 pm at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center in South Boston.